https://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / News / South African News RSS ← Back
Energy|Health|Surface
Energy|Health|Surface
energy|health|surface
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

'Confirmed case' of monkeypox in Limpopo, contacts traced as MEC calls for calm

Close

Embed Video

'Confirmed case' of monkeypox in Limpopo, contacts traced as MEC calls for calm

Medical research

11th July 2022

By: News24Wire

SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

A monkeypox case has been confirmed in Limpopo in a Swiss tourist, and three contacts have been identified.

"The confirmed case is that of a 42-year-old male tourist from Switzerland who is holidaying in the province. The case presented with signs and symptoms such as rash, lymphadenopathy, muscle ache, and fatigue," provincial Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba said.

Advertisement

The MEC called for calm and said the department had sent officials to monitor the case.

"We can confirm that the case is an outpatient, currently isolating and requires no admission," Ramathuba added.

Advertisement

"Three contacts have already been identified and none of them have developed signs thus far."

The disease has been recorded in at least 50 countries.

Symptoms include: 

  • fever;
  • intense headache;
  • muscle aches;
  • back pain;
  • low energy;
  • swollen lymph nodes;
  • a skin rash or lesions; and
  • eventually, itchy blisters.

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), it can take up to 21 days after exposure for symptoms to surface, usually in the form of a rash that comes a few days after a fever. 

The rash is typically on the face, palms, and soles of the feet, mouth, genitals and eyes. 

The monkeypox virus is not considered highly transmissible. Treatment is for symptoms, commonly severe itching, until the scabs of the blisters have all fallen off.

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now